Competition: Win a Weekend Pass for Killruddery Film Festival


The Killruddery Film Festival 2013 kicks off today and thanks to the fine people involved we have a weekend pass for the festival to giveaway.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Who is giving the Film Accompaniment Masterclass at this year’s festival?

Email with your answer before 5pm today.

Please include a contact number.

The Film Ireland Hat will select a winner accompanied by live piano accompaniment. Its decision is final.

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Killruddery Film Festival 2013: Showing Classic Movies in a Magical Place



Killruddery Film Festival, established in 2007, kicks off today. Over the weekend 15 films will be shown. Some movies will be screened in the library, some in the Orangery; they will touch on topics like Technology, Art, Politics, Adventure and History; some will be presented by experts, curators and film makers, others will simply screen without introduction; some are for children, small and big alike, and some are suitable for a more mature audience; some are silent with live accompaniment, some are black and white and some are colour; all are classics that deserve to be shown and deserve to be seen and enjoyed.


The Film Festival is presented by Killruddery Arts, a non-profit organisation. It is a bi-annual event and it is driven by the passion of Killruddery’s Creative Director, Fionnuala Ardee, The Film Festival’s Programme Manager, Cathrine Agnew and Contributors, Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Legge, Daniel Fitzpatrick and Others. Come and Share in our passion, come to the movies!


The Movies:

Friday 8pm: Come on Over
Friday 10pm: The Burden of Dreams

Saturday 10.30am: The Thief of Baghdad
Saturday 12.30pm: Film Accompaniment Masterclass with Stephen Horne
Saturday 2.30pm: The Informer
Saturday 4.30pm: The Iron Horse
Saturday 7pm: Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man, Grey Man & Fallen Angels
Saturday 9pm: South
Saturday 11pm: Miller’s Crossing

Sunday 11am: The Irish Film Archive Children’s Programme
Sunday 1pm: Propaganda! Looking at the World Askew

Sunday 3pm: Rin-Tin-Tin
Sunday 5pm: The Stolen Ranch and Documentary
Sunday 7pm: Nightdancers
Sunday 9pm: The Trial of ’98


Each Film costs between €11 and €15. Children’s tickets are €5. Entrance to the gardens, which is usually €6.50 per adult is complimentary to any ticket holder.


There are showings in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.


Tickets can be bought on

Tickets will also be sold at the entrance shop.



Killruddery Film Festival launch

The launch of the Killruddery Film Festival will take place on Wednesday, 9th February, and will see the programme announced for this year’s festival. The 2011 line-up will continue to bring lost, overlooked and forgotten cinema to Irish audiences.

Silent films and music will once again feature strongly in the line-up as will Irish material, including a close look at the New York based Kalem Film Company, producers of the first fiction films in Ireland. A highlight of this year’s programme is a dramatic recreation of a 19th Century Magic Lantern performance.

The festival will take place in Killruddery House and Gardens in Co. Wicklow, 10–13 March 2011, with Kevin Brownlow returning this year as a special guest after his recent Oscar win.

For more information on the Killruddery Film Festival, visit


Call For Volunteers

The Killruddery Film Festival (11–14 March) in Killruddery House, just outside of Dublin are looking for volunteers to help out over the weekend of the festival.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to attend a number of screenings and talks throughout the weekend.

For those interested in volunteering, please click here.

For further information on the festival, please click here.